Overdue and billing notices are mailed or e-mailed as a courtesy. NOTE: Failure to receive overdue notices or bills does not absolve the patron from fines. There are four types of notices:
All patrons are responsible for the materials that they borrow and will be fined for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Items not returned or renewed within 3 weeks from their most recent due date will be deemed lost. Patrons will be responsible for paying the replacement cost and billing fee of such items.
Theft or mutilation of library materials by Barton faculty, staff, and students also constitutes a violation of the Barton College Honor Code and will be treated accordingly, in addition to the above penalties.
In the event that a community patron steals or mutilates a magazine or journal or refuses to pay for a lost book, his/her library privileges will be immediately revoked and this behavior will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
To have fine removed for items-claimed-returned, patrons must write a letter of appeal and make an appointment with the Dean of the Library, Robert Cagna.
Replacement charges for all materials are based on average cost per item. Patrons will be expected to pay the replacement cost, plus billing fees and/or fines.
Patrons may pay the total lost item bill, or replace the item with a copy acceptable to the Collections and Access Services librarian and pay only the billing fee. Lost items are not subject to appeal. If lost items are returned or if a material is returned after 30 days from it's original due date, patrons will receive a $5.00 billing fee instead. Unpaid student bills may result in blocks on registration and transcripts.
Fines and replacement charges may be paid in cash or by check at the Circulation Desk. Checks should be made payable to "Barton College." Checks may also be mailed in with a copy of your bill to:
Registered Barton students may pay bills with a credit card by:
Failure to bring a receipt of payment from the business office may result in a temporary hold on the account.
The library reserves the right to suspend a patron's borrowing privileges. Causes for this action include overdue books, fines, unpaid lost book(s) or other library item(s), and/or failure to respond to recall notices within a timely manner.